Pikey Peak Trekking

Duration:9 Days Difficulty Level:Moderate Price from:USD$725

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Start Date End Date Status Price  
March 13, 2020 March 21, 2020 Seat left8 seat left US$725 /person
March 20, 2020 March 28, 2020 Seat left8 seat left US$725 /person

Itinerary

  • Accommodation: Trekkers Home
  • Place: Thamel, Kathmandu

You'll start the day with a long (8-9 hour) drive from Kathmandu to Dhap. From a ridgeline south of Dhap, you'll start the trek, and as you near Sigane, the mountains that you will get to know very well come into view — the peaks of the Numbur Himal section of the Himalayan Range.

The trail from Sigane follows a road under construction for the first couple of hours. The first village you reach is called Japre (2920 m/9580 ft), perched above a deep valley with nice views of Everest and Numbur Himal. There’s a pretty little gompa and stupa here, and this is your stop for the night.

  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Place: Japre
  • Altitude: 9580 feet

After Japre, the trail climbed up the grassy ridge of Bhulbhule. There is a cabin without a name, from here you can enjoy the view of Everest. Soon after Bhulbhule, the trail is separated and you will turn right onto Pikey Peak. You will pass some old cow houses and long mani stone walls. This trail then outlines the hillside below Taklung Danda and passes through a beautiful forest path.

There are many azaleas on a flat path (if you hike in spring you will see azaleas in bloom). When you leave the forest, not far from Pikey Peak base camp, about 2 hours away. A short climb from the top of the 4065 m / 13336 ft peak is here. Unless you have a very clear night, it is best to climb to the top of the mountain in the morning for sunrise.

  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Place: Pikey Base Camp
  • Altitude: 13336 feet

Starting early in the morning, you will walk step by step to the top of the mountain, covered with prayer signs. The view is breathtaking! If the weather is fine, you will have a panoramic view from Annapurna to Kanchenjunga.

Starting from the top of Pikey Peak, you will start along a ridgeline, then steep, and then into the forest into Jase Bhanjyang, where you wait for breakfast. After breakfast, you will continue to walk to Loding, which runs through some steep areas in the forest. In Lotin, you will have a variety of accommodation options that are simple and charming

  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Place: Loding

Start your day with breakfast at Jase Bhanjyang along the ridgeline. After leaving there, there are several ways to reach Junbesi. Most likely is an amazing shortcut that leaves the ridge shortly after Jase and descends steeply to Taktor through the spectacular ancient growing forest. This road meets the Everest Base Camp Trail from Jiri. The teahouses here are more developed, and you are likely to meet some other tourists for the first time.

From Taktor, it's a few hours along the fascinating trail to Junbesi. Junbesi is a traditional Sherpa village at an altitude of 2675 m / 8776 ft. It is the cradle of Sherpa culture and architecture. Sherpas collaborated that Solukhumbu was a sacred valley. In remote areas of Nepal, which border Tibet, Buddhism flourishes and there are many Buddhist monasteries along the way.

  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Place: Junbesi

This morning, the trail to Taksimdu. Cross the river at the bottom of the town, climb through the forest to Salung, from where you can see Mount Everest (8848 m / 29,028 ft), Chamlang (7319 m / 2,4012 ft), and Makalu (8481 m / 27,824) ft), If weather permits. The entire valley offers breathtaking views of Chiwong Monastery, and further down is Phaplu.

Continue along the trail, contour then descend to the stream, and then briefly climb up Ringmo, Ringmo is known for its apple orchards and interesting apple products such as apple rakshi (wine), cider and apple pie. From here, the last short climb to Taksindu La, from where you can admire the beautiful mountain views again, and then descend briefly to Taksindu Monastery and your cottage. Taksindu Monastery was built in 1946 and usually opens in the early morning or afternoon. If you visit, make sure to leave a donation.

  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Place: Taksindu

Today, leave the main hiking route again and follow beautiful trails through the forest to Papulu. You can also choose to hike to Chiwong Gompa, which sits high on a cliff overlooking the valley. The monastery was founded in 1923 and held a grand celebration of Mani Rimdu in the fall. Continue down into Phaplu and celebrate the completion of a long trek at your comfortable teahouse

  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Place: Phaplu

Today we farewell to the mountains and boarded a vehicle heading back to the Kathmandu Valley. In Kathmandu, we take you to Trekkers Home.

What’s Included

  • Ground Transportation
  • Guide and Porter
  • necessary permit

What’s Excluded

  • Food